Adapting Pippi Longstocking: The 1969 Television Series Moves
from Sweden to Italy
| COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2019 - 3. Writing for Cinema, Writing for Television
Pippi Longstocking is a great classic of children’s literature. Written in 1945 by the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the novel was published in Italy only in 1958, described as a “permissive and anti-authoritarian book for children”. In fact, while the book soon became a great favourite with young readers, teachers and parents in Sweden, in countries with a different view of parental authority, like Italy, Pippi was naturally perceived as a challenge...